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Transportation ARCHIVE

Amazon to Buy Out French Delivery Company  Jan 14, 2016 11:46 AM By Mike O'Brien

In its continuing march toward setting up its own logistics and shipping operations, Amazon plans to acquire French package-delivery company Colis Privé.

UPS Bests FedEx in On-Time Performance during Christmas Week  Jan 04, 2016 5:12 PM By Mike O'Brien

Because of a policy shift and a willingness to turn away last-minute volume, UPS had a better Christmas week 2015 on-time performance record than FedEx.

UberRUSH, Shopify Offer Free Same-Day Delivery until Christmas Eve  Dec 18, 2015 2:54 PM By Mike O'Brien

Luring last-minute shoppers and merchants, Shopify and UberRUSH are offering free same-day delivery until Dec. 24 in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

Carriers Laboring to Keep Up With Holiday Ecommerce Deluge  Dec 17, 2015 4:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS’s on-time performance fell from Dec. 6-12 compared to 2014, and FedEx and UPS rose slightly according to ShipMatrix, as holiday ecommerce volume flowed.

Retailers Matching Supply and Demand of Holiday Merchandise  Dec 10, 2015 10:27 AM By MCM Staff

December’s import cargo volume at major container ports will be the same as 2014 as stores bring in the last round of holiday merchandise, the NRF said.

Amazon Seen As Primed for Move into Logistics, Transportation  Nov 06, 2015 2:54 PM By Mike O'Brien

With Amazon reportedly looking to make its disruption move soon in the logistics game, what is their rationale, and how would it affect the major carriers?

U.S. Postal Service Projecting 10.5% Increase in Holiday Packages  Nov 05, 2015 1:45 PM By MCM Staff

The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver about 600 million packages this holiday season, up 10.5% over 2014, while hiring 30,000 to meet the peak demand.

UPS Says Holiday Peak Volume Will Grow 10%  Oct 29, 2015 9:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

UPS expects holiday volume to grow 10%, as Q3 revenue dipped but profit grew through cost-cutting measures like expanded pickup locations, sort reductions.

Amazon Sued by Contractors Claiming They’re Employees  Oct 28, 2015 9:58 AM By Mike O'Brien

Joining the likes of Uber, Postmates and FedEx, Amazon is facing a lawsuit from contract delivery drivers who claim they should be classified as employees

UPS Pilots Vote for Strike, While FedEx Settles With Its Union  Oct 23, 2015 4:55 PM By Mike O'Brien

The union representing UPS pilots voted in favor of a strike to settle a four-year-long negotiation, as FedEx reached a six-year deal with its pilots union.






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